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Ambitious vs. Cunning

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Ambitiousadjective

(of a person or their character) Having or showing ambition; wanting a lot of power, honor, respect, superiority, or other distinction.

‘an ambitious person’; ‘someone's ambitious nature’;

Cunningadjective

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

Ambitiousadjective

(followed by "of" or the infinitive) Very desirous

Cunningadjective

(obsolete) Skillful, artful.

Ambitiousadjective

Resulting from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition

‘an ambitious project’; ‘an ambitious style’; ‘an ambitious attempt to take power’; ‘an ambitious plan’; ‘an ambitious goal’;

Cunningadjective

(obsolete) Wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious.

‘cunning work’;

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Ambitiousadjective

Hard to achieve.

Cunningadjective

Cute, appealing.

‘a cunning little boy''’;

Ambitiousadjective

Possessing, or controlled by, ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction.

‘Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,And Brutus is an honorable man.’;

Cunningnoun

Practical knowledge or experience; aptitude in performance; skill, proficiency; dexterity.

Ambitiousadjective

Strongly desirous; - followed by of or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.

‘I was not ambitious of seeing this ceremony.’; ‘Studious of song, and yet ambitious not to sing in vain.’;

Cunningnoun

Practical skill employed in a secret or crafty manner; craft; artifice; skillful deceit.

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Ambitiousadjective

Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring; as, an ambitious style.

‘A giant statue . . . Pushed by a wild and artless race,From off wide, ambitious base.’;

Cunningnoun

The disposition to employ one's skill in an artful manner; craftiness; guile; artifice; skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful.

Ambitiousadjective

having a strong desire for success or achievement

Cunningnoun

The natural wit or instincts of an animal.

‘the cunning of the fox or hare’;

Ambitiousadjective

requiring full use of your abilities or resources;

‘ambitious schedule’; ‘performed the most challenging task without a mistake’;

Cunningnoun

(obsolete) Knowledge; learning; special knowledge (sometimes implying occult or magical knowledge).

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Cunningadjective

Knowing; skillful; dexterous.

‘"Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and whiteNature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on.’; ‘Esau was a cunning hunter.’;

Cunningadjective

Wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious; curious; as, cunning work.

‘Over them Arachne high did lift’;

Cunningadjective

Crafty; sly; artful; designing; deceitful.

‘They are resolved to be cunning; let others run the hazard of being sincere.’;

Cunningadjective

Pretty or pleasing; as, a cunning little boy.

Cunningnoun

Knowledge; art; skill; dexterity.

‘Let my right hand forget her cunning.’; ‘A carpenter's desertStands more in cunning than in power.’;

Cunningnoun

The faculty or act of using stratagem to accomplish a purpose; fraudulent skill or dexterity; deceit; craft.

‘Discourage cunning in a child; cunning is the ape of wisdom.’; ‘We take cunning for a sinister or crooked wisdom.’;

Cunningnoun

shrewdness in deception;

‘as cunning as a fox’;

Cunningnoun

shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

Cunningnoun

drafty artfulness (especially in deception)

Cunningadjective

attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness;

‘a cute kid with pigtails’; ‘a cute little apartment’; ‘cunning kittens’; ‘a cunning baby’;

Cunningadjective

marked by skill in deception;

‘cunning men often pass for wise’; ‘deep political machinations’; ‘a foxy scheme’; ‘a slick evasive answer’; ‘sly as a fox’; ‘tricky Dik’; ‘a wily old attorney’;

Cunningadjective

showing inventiveness and skill;

‘a clever gadget’; ‘the cunning maneuvers leading to his success’; ‘an ingenious solution to the problem’;

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